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The Needham Cook Book. compiled and edited by a committee from the Evangelical Congregational Church, Needham, Mass.
Boston: Colonial Co. Printers, 1903. Octavo, [21], 26-182, [14] pages. Ads. First edition. A church cookbook, with attributed recipes, local ads throughout, and photographic illustrations of Needham landmarks. Blank pages for recipes to be added have been used, with manuscript recipes of early owners and newspaper clippings pasted-in. Hinges shaken, some light soiling. Moderate edgwear to the black-printed white oil cloth binding. Good or better. [OCLC locates three copies; Cook... (Item #4014)
Price: $100.00
The Needham Cook Book. compiled and edited by a committee from the Evangelical Congregational Church, Needham, Mass.
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De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes-Michael Bernhold. [De re coquinaria].
[Lubeck]: n.p. [1790]. Octavo, [14], 230 pages. Engraved title and dedication pages. All edges dappled red. The final edition of Apicius to reprint the 1542 Humelberg text, which therefore closes the Renaissance tradition for the author. In the preface to this edition of the Apicius collection of Roman cookery recipes – the oldest collection of recipes to survive from antiquity – Joannes Michael Berhold refers to a Mediolani edition of... (Item #3580)
Price: $1,500.00
De opsoniis et condimentis sive arte coquinaria libri X cum lectionibus variis atque indice edidit Joannes-Michael Bernhold. [De re coquinaria]. Marcus Gavius Apicius.
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Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated.
Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1913. Biggle Farm Library Number Two. Duodecimo (14 x 9.5 cm.), 144 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Index. Stated fifth edition, but evident second edition, second printing; originally issued in 1894. A basic and popular introduction to growing berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes and other small fruits. Light age-toning to the interior; in blue cloth, titled and decorated in red and black. Near fine. (Item #6628)
Price: $50.00
Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated. Jacob Biggle.
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Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department.
New York: Home Economics Department, American Can Company, 1936. Printed card folio (18 x 12.5 cm.) with pocket holding sixteen loose leaves (each 16.5 x 9.5 cm.). The loose leaves include eleven reproductions of captioned photographs by Margarite Bourke-White, plus additional sheets with map of Brazil and classroom assignments on the history and production of coffee. There is also a mail-order card for ordering additional copies. Published at the height... (Item #6762)
Price: $400.00
Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department. Margaret; Home Economics Department Bourke-White, American Can Company.
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Liberal Living Upon Narrow Means.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. Octavo (18.5 x 13 cm.), 275, [2], 11, [1] pages. Publisher's advertisements. Index. Second printing. Christine Terhune Herrick was the author of several cookbooks and other works, as well as the daughter of Marion Harland (pseudonym of Mary Virginia Terhune). More than half of this work is given over to monthly menus for one week each. December is lacking, though a.... (Item #6747)
Price: $200.00
Liberal Living Upon Narrow Means. Christine Terhune Herrick.
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First Foods of America.
Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York: Suttonhouse Ltd. 1936. Octavo, 150 pages. First edition. This book draws recipes both from Mexico, especially Minititlan, on Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, and from early Texas history, based on oral and manuscript sources. Strehl, in One Hundred Books on California Food and Wine states, "based on family recipes brought from Mexico during the late nineteenth century, this book addresses the Indian origins of Mexican food. Probably the... (Item #2741)
Price: $750.00
First Foods of America. Blanche McNeil, Edna.
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Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash.
Mobile, Ala. Chat Publishing Co. 1904. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), [31] pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A novelty work from Mobile Alabama, emulating the wedding calendar-form journal, but with more lascivious and well-lubricated categories. All illustrated in woodcut silhouettes by Kash. The illustrations for each month include a calendar of dates, each made from cocktail glasses, drops of spirits, jiggers, or jugs of whiskey. In publisher's white and gilt-decorated red... (Item #6754)
Price: $200.00
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash. Amanda Moore.
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Haitian Recipes. Illustrated by Robel Paris.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: the author; Imp. Henri Deschamps, 1955. Stapled booklet (21 x 13.5 cm.), 14 pages. Illustrated, and colored by hand. FIRST EDITION. A charming little cookbook by an artist who came to Port-au-Prince for an exhibit and remained long enough to develop a true appreciation of the island and its people. The book contains twenty-three recipes, as well as a few short vignettes about life and food in Haiti... (Item #5261)
Price: $150.00
Haitian Recipes. Illustrated by Robel Paris. Robel Paris.
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Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide. Illustrated.
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, Publishers, [post-1887]. Octavo, 430, [18] pages. Rear blanks for recipes (not used). Illustrations in the text. Later printing, with the title page bearing the second title, "New Cook Book and Marketing Guide", not the original, Maria Parloa's New Cook Book, a Guide to Marketing and Cooking. A bit of light soiling to the endpapers and edges of text block, otherwise very good, in slightly edgeworn... (Item #5179)
Price: $200.00
Miss Parloa's New Cook Book and Marketing Guide. Illustrated. Maria Parloa.
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And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys].
Montreal: Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited; The Ronalds Co. Limited, [circa 1930-32]. Stapled booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.5 x 8 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated; color border throughout. ~ Likely second edition. Copies of this title appear with 35, 40, and 60 pages. The 60 page version, presumed to be issued last, was published in 1933 on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Pepys (see below), and with the statement... (Item #6635)
Price: $300.00
And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys]. Seagram's Limited.